English / Year 9 / Literacy / Creating texts

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Curriculum content descriptions

Use a range of software, including word processing programs, flexibly and imaginatively to publish texts (ACELY1748)

Elaborations
  • applying word processing functions, for example outlining, standard styles and indexing
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Creating texts,  Word processing

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